Shapton Glass Stone 16,000 Grit Sharpening Stone

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Shapton Glass Stone, 16000 Grit, #50303.

210mm x 70mm, 5mm thick (total thickness is 10mm: 5mm of abrasive bonded to 5mm glass plate). 

Note: This stone is not recommended for sharpening razors. The 10,000 grit is a better choice because it has a more narrow particle distribution, whereas the 16,000 abrasive has wider tolerances and so can produce coarser scratches. This is fine for sharpening most kitchen and other knives and tools, but not ideal for finishing razors.

Shapton GlassStones are very fast cutting and long-lasting. The ceramic abrasive is permanently bonded to a glass plate so the whole unit is very flat and very strong. The abrasive is extremely consistent and dense so you have a great feel and can produce very precise and clean edges, plus these have the convenience of splash-and-go sharpening (do not soak these stones).

The Shapton stone holder (sold separately) is designed to fit these stones perfectly and is quite heavy and tall, providing a great workstation. The more affordable Naniwa universal/adjustable stone holderalso works fine for these stones.

Made in Japan.

Be sure to check out the Shapton FAQ.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Shapton 16000 stone

good price, I really like the shapton stones, excellent service from Paul"s

Rick Johnson
Shapton 16K Ceramic Glass Stone

Awesome stone from Pauls Finest. Fair price and excellent expedient service

Shapton 16000 Glass Stone

Excellent sharpening stone delivered promptly at a fair price. Totally satisfied and wouldn't hesitate to order products from Paul's Finest in the future.

Richard Ashby

Haven't used the stones much yet, but so far they seem to be working just fine. Better than other stones i've tried.
Thank you.

John Williams
Great finish

After some research, the Shapton 16000 seemed worth a try. For a relative beginner to sharpening and woodworking getting a tool super sharp and working well has been a learning curve. A few finishing strokes with the 16000 have added noticeable sharpness to my chisels and plane blades. The product itself from looks to build is of very fine quality.

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